Josh K Brede - Portfolio
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Hotel for the holidays.


Winter storm weather, flights cancelled, what do you do when you are stuck at a hotel for the holidays? Our story explores one woman's mission to bring the holiday spirit to her not-so-fortunate situation, using a little magic…

We worked closely with directors Shamikah Martinez and Adam Donald to bring this vision to life. Leveraging the Beekman Hotel’s classic aesthetic and a little art magic from Production Designer Madison Hatch, we created this hotel-room-turned-holiday-wonderland overnight. Our crew moved from location-to-location throughout the hotel with agility, and an intensely detailed schedule to get all the coverage we needed. This production faced many challenges, but the creative came through and allowed us to tell this beautiful and unique holiday story through the ELLE lens.

My Roles: Director selection & pitching, initial creative ideating, location selection & partnership acquisition, overseeing creative during production day, managing client expectation and relation during production day, and overseeing creative execution through post production.


Coco Baudelle - Lead
Dian Griesel - Mom
Sydnee Washington - Front Desk
Keenan - Bellhop

Directors - Shamikah Martinez & Adam Donald
Producer - Josh K. Brede
Assoc. Producer - Melanie Quinn
Production Manager - Colin Olsen
Production Coordinator - Anne Ritz
Project Manager - Laurel Cormier
Cinematographer - Adam Donald
Stylist - Erin McSherry
Production Design - Madison Hatch
Art Director - Seven Killian
Casting - Jennifer McLawhorn
Casting Assistant - Mariano Restrepo

Cam Op - Real Sprague
Steadicam - Chris Derochers
1st AC - Kyle Sather
2nd AC - Taylor Myers
Data Management - Sunnie Kim
Gaffer - Justin "Rusty" Bennett
Key Grip - Brain Yost
Audio - Richard Buonagurio
Hair Stylist - Linh Nguyen
Makeup Artist - Anoli
Tailor - Zundya Watson
Production Assistants - Brock Borowczyk & Zack Domingue

Post Supervisor - Matt Kalkau
Editor - James Brooks
Graphics - Justin Waaland
Score - Tyson Illingworth
Color - Samuel Gursky (Irving Harvey)